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CHIN 1999: Senior Thesis/Project- Oakland Campus: Home

This guide is designed to help undergraduate students doing research for their senior thesis and/or projects.


This LibGuide was originally created by Xiuying Zou, former East Asian Studies Librarian, on January 23rd, 2011. It was updated in July 2019 by Sandi Ward, Project Assistant to the East Asian Library. 

Getting Started

This guide is designed to help students who are Chinese majors to retrieve relevant Chinese and English resources for their senior thesis/projects. As students' major research interests vary by subjects, this guide focus on general / multi-disciplinary resources.

Click on the tabs above and you will find information on how to effectively retrieve books, journal articles, visual resources, statistics, as well as citing styles.

Chinese Collection Overview

The Chinese collection at the East Asian Library (EAL) of the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) has notable strengths in traditional Chinese literature, philosophy, and history. Other areas of strength are Chinese classics and religion, Ming and Qing gazetteers, local histories, and imperial court archives. With an increasing emphasis on modern China, the collection contains relatively comprehensive publications of Chinese yearbooks, statistics, and Cultural Revolution publications. In addition, the East Asian Gateway Service complements our Chinese journal collection by providing researchers with Chinese academic journal articles that are not available in any U.S. institutions.

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